I recently had my system upgraded to support whole home with SWM and the Cinema Connection Kit. This was gratis from Directv in response to a request to upgrade to Genie for free. The CSR said he couldn’t do that but he could do this to get my system ready for it and get me MRV. But since the installation, we’ve had problems with our two old HR20s spontaneously restarting at least a couple times a day and one of them intermittently getting disconnected from the network. The tech who did the installation warned me this intermittent disconnection might be a problem as the HDDVRs are so old. So I was thinking about calling up Directv and seeing if they would reconsider and upgrade my two ancient DVRs with a Genie and a client (installer said they should have, at the very least, upgraded my two ancient HR20s with newer DVRs). I also have an HR24 that I’m quite happy with I would like to keep to have a backup DVR in case something happens to the Genie. Who knows if they’ll bite, but in case they do I was hoping I could switch out the receivers myself rather than have to schedule an installation. But I’m wondering if I would need to change anything about the way things are set up now. Right now I’ve got three locations: 1) Family Room (where the HR24 is now, where the Genie would go): there is 1 coax coming to a SWM splitter, with 1 coax out to the DVR and 1 to the DECA with the ethernet cable connected to my router going into that and another cable out to an adapter plugged into the wall. My question here is would I have to do anything other than take the 1 coax currently going into the 24 and plug it into the Genie? 2) Living Room (where an HR20 is now and where I would place the Genie client): there is 1 coax coming to a SWM splitter with 1 coax out to the DECA with a coax out to the DVR and an ethernet cable out to the DVR as well. The other coax out from the splitter runs to a small orange thing that says “Broad Stop Filter” which connects to a coax into the DVR. My question here is would I have to do anything different here for the Genie client? Does it even have/need an ethernet cable connection? 3) Basement (where an HR20 is now and where I would place my HR24): connection looks the same as the Living Room. I assume that since I’m exchanging a normal DVR for another DVR, that I would just need to unplug the 2 coax cables and ethernet from the 20 and plug them back into the 24, right? The installer mentioned something about running the power from/to this location. I didn’t really understand what this was all about. Does it make a difference? Sorry about the long post which may be irrelevant if Directv turns me down flat, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed they don’t! Your input is much appreciated.